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Clean Air For Your Engine: Engine Air Filters

Every Washington, DC car owner who has taken their car in for an oil change has been told that their engine air filter’s dirty.

Here’s what goes into the determination of when to change the filter: First, your late model vehicle owner’s manual will have a recommendation of when to change the filter. Second, a visual inspection by your Washington, DC technician may determine that your filter is visibly dirty and needs to be changed.

So between your owner’s manual and your Washington, DC technician’s inspection there’s really no guesswork involved for Washington, DC car owners.

Now, most air filters purchased in Washington DC, Northern Virginia, or Maryland don’t cost a lot to replace. It’s just that Washington, DC people hate getting caught with an unexpected expense. On the plus side, though, changing a dirty air filter at Metro Motor can often save enough on gas to pay for itself before your next oil change in Washington, DC.

Think about a dirty furnace filter in your home. When it’s all clogged up, enough clean air can’t get through. In your late model vehicle, that means that your engine can’t get as much air as it needs to burn the fuel efficiently. So it makes do with less air and has to use more expensive Washington, DC gas to move your vehicle around DC roads.

Your late model vehicle actually needs about 12,000 gallons of air for every gallon of gas it burns. Engine air filters don’t cost much in Washington, DC at Metro Motor. When it’s time to change yours, just get it done. You’ll get better gas mileage, have better performance, and protect your late model vehicle engine.

Vehicle care information made available by Metro Motor is presented as helpful advice for general maintenance and should not be construed as instructions for at-home vehicle service. Be sure to consult your owner’s manual and a licensed, professional mechanic for diagnostics and repair.

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